If someone asked me why I run, there is no quick answer. It's the challenge to chase down that next goal. The confidence it builds . The release I get each time I am out there tackling miles. And most importantly, the friendships and unforgettable memories I have built while training, racing, and enjoying everyday shakeout runs.
A few years ago, I was lucky enough that the first friend I made at business school worked at Chicago Run. As she spoke more about the organization's mission to promote health and wellness for Chicago's children through youth running programs, I could not have been more excited. Knowing how much sports and running in particular have done for me, I could not think of a better organization to build a relationship with. Since then, I have had the opportunity to meet the kids and hear their stories of what running is doing for them. A favorite memory is completing the Pumpkins in the Park 5k with one of Chicago Run's kids. We laughed and shared stories while we ran. I saw and felt first hand the difference the organization was making for her.
I knew that the Chicago Marathon was the next big goal for me and I can't think of a better way of chasing that goal than running for Team Chicago Run. With your support, we can help Chicago Run continue to improve the lives of more kids across Chicago!
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